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    October 2, 2012
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maryland here, and western shores of the chesapeake, rain will be arriving shortly. you can see it kind of moving across the region and there it is. you can see it moving. lots of rain here inside the beltway and some pretty heavy rain has re-developed once again south and west to manassas. and the yellows and reds. not done with the rain showers yet and cloudy all day with sort of onagain offagain showers and im bedded in some of these showers, we could be dealing with heavy downpours, as well as the possibility of some thunderstorm activity. so if you hear a rumble of thunder, don't be too surprised. the good news, the temperatures will warm up. and 69 in washington. but we're expecting high temperatures back in the middle 70s. 62 a little cooler at dulles. 62 degrees. bwi marshal, 65. here is the forecast for today. lots of clouds around. the rain showers will be on and off throughout the day today and bring around an umbrella and be ready for rain showers and even if it is not raining in your house at this moment. and it will likely be at some point later today and winds out of the east at 5 miles an hour. more details on the forecast.
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if you love 80s and the seven- day forecast, it is coming up in a minute. allison, back to you. >> sounds good, tuck, thank you. we have a breaking traffic alert to pass along to you right now. montgomery county tells us that more than 25 traffic lights are out at intersections in the area of rockville pike and nicholson lane. there are police officers correcting traffic at key intersections but not all of them. if you are headed that way, make sure you treat dark intersections as a four-way stop. again, some 26 traffic lights are out in the area of rockville pike, and nicholson lane. celebrate, boys, celebrate. the nats lost to the phillies, but they are still the national league east divisional champs. the nats clinched when the braves lost to the pirates in pittsburgh. afterwards, the players celebrated with the fans.
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>> we have team coverage of the historic feat. melanie alnwick is live in modell's in bethesda where the official divisional title merchandise just hit the stores but we begin with dave ross out at nats park today. dave, good morning. >> good morning, allison. and tony. yes, an historic night here last night at nats park. because as you said, tony, these fans are very astute. and they knew, they didn't just have to win it here, all they really needed was a loss by the braves in pittsburgh and that's exactly happened. and during the game last night, they were chanting, let's go pirates. so even though adam la roche struck out to end the game last night, the nats losing 2-0 to the phillies, op those bottles, boys. because for the first time ever, in the history of the washington nationals, which began really in 2005 right here, they are national league east champions. today, going on in the playoffs. the fans are pumped. so are the players. >> one fan out here. yes, sir. >> it is the top of the lineup. we battled through. we had great contributions from the young guys.
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and you know, this couldn't happen to a better team with more heart and we got to keep it going. >> these fans have been with us since day one. they've been lear when we weren't doing good. especially the losing seasons we sat here and they battled lieu it all. and you know, they're right here celebrating with us. this is a win for us. this is a win for them. >> that is the thing. this is not a cake walk. we knew at the beginning of the year, they had some injuries. steven straussberg debate. whether or not we be able to pitch. he has been shut down. who knows, maybe if he can come back in the playoffs but the hot ticket in town right now, the new shirts. and everybody is trying to get a hold of. we got them here. and i know melanie alnwick has them at modell's, so mel, how are sales so far? i guess they got to be brisk this morning. >> well, you're right, dave. we've actually seen a quite a handful of customers coming in this morning. i think nationals fans really knew they wanted to hold out for these. the official championship shirts.
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because over on this back wall here, there is some post season shirts. those came out when the nationals actually clinched that wildcard. but those didn't sell too well. this is what everybody was waiting for. the east division expect shirts. we have the official shirt, just like the one that the players were wearing last night. and we also have the hats. by the way, if you want to get one of these bryce harper jerseys, they still have some of these. these are the fourth best selling jersey in major leaguse and i have a feeling it may vault up make to three or two before all is said and done. and as we said, the celebrations last night were just amazing. not only from the players in the dugout and back in the locker rooms and then coming out on the field and celebrating with everyone, and we actually talked to a couple of people here who said they were at the game last night, they were so excited, and they couldn't even go to sleep. and they have been waiting so long to be able to say that the nationals are finally a championship team. and they couldn't wait to come here and wear their playoff
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pride. >> a little disappointed they didn't wint last night. but pretty neat that awful you're looking at people looking at smartphones and watching strike, strike, for the final out in the pittsburgh game. and all of a sudden, they tell you, it is funny, it wasn't up on the phones, the smartphones, but in the dugout, everybody started cheering. and then you saw like teddy come running out, with his head and stuff like that. and it was really quite exciting. >> how long have you been a fan of washington baseball? >> since they got here, seven years ago. actually, it is a little kid, i went to a senators game. so it is pretty sweet. >> and we also saw a fan this morning coming in and said she was buying one of these shirts for her niece who happens to be a phillies fan. so taking the opportunity to rub it in a little bit even if the nationals can't get one on top of the phillies in this particular series. but we will see in the next couple of days. we will let you know that our facebook fans are chiming in.
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here is what they had to say about the nats win last night. johnny says i'm happy for them. they put together a pretty good team. deacon says davey johnson and the nats, way to go. and chuck says, i am developing a serious nat-itude. no doubt that particular hash tag will be trending as well on social media and twitter as everyone is putting on their nat-itude with the help of modell's and the special championship shirts they have on sale here. back to you guys. >> melanie, thank you. here is how the playoff picture shapes up right now. if the nats have the second best record they face the giants beginning on saturday. if they end up with the best record in baseball, they would face the winner of the wildcard game beginning on sunday. the wildcard game is between the braves and either the cardinals or the dodgers. do you follow all that? either way, the nascar begin the best of -- the nats begin the best of five game series on the road. meanwhile, can't forget the boys to the north. the orioles are now a game back in the race for the a.l. east divisional title.
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the o's lost to the rays 5-3 last night. while the yankees beat the red sox 10-2. both teams have already clinched at least a welcome spot. and have just two games left in the season. in our other top stories now, we are following breaking news, a border patrol agent shot and killed on the border with mexico. the department of homeland security says another agent was wounded in the shooting. and is being air lifted to a hospital. should be okay. and this happened this morning near busby arizona. and the fbi is beginning an investigation to find ow exactly what happened. following up on a story we told you about earlier. a decades old mystery on the way to being solved maybe. scientists at michigan state university are now analyzing soil samples that will help determine whether the remains of jimmy hoffa could be buried in a residential neighborhood. the findings should be released today. hoffa of course was the steamsters boss who vanished almost 40 years ago.
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a new tip led to the search. police are not sure the time line of the tipsters account matches up with hoffa's death but investigators say we should learn more today. tony? in local news, four women studying at american university were fondled near campus in just the last week. and yesterday, the university issued a campus alert about the attacks. they started on september 24. and were all reported to cams police yesterday. the women say they were approached from behind. while walking on massachusetts avenue. near the campus. new this morning, prince george's county police are asking for the public's help in solving a deadly hit-and-run. the victim has been identified as 55-year-old michael eugene white. and police believe white was walking along silver hill road, saturday night, around 8:30, when he was struck. police say the car was a white chevy impala that may have front end damage. in pennsylvania, a judge is due to issue a ruling on the
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keystone state's voter i.d. law later today. under the law, anyone who wants to vote in pennsylvania, has to show a photo i.d. supporters say it will cut down on voter fraud but others say it will be harder for minorities to vote. president obama is in nevada getting ready for tomorrow's first presidential debate and mitt romney is already in colorado where the debate will be held. at the university of denver, preparations are well under way for the big event. romney is shifting his focus after intense criticism from fellow republicans and highlighting the race as a choice between his plans for the economy and the president's policies. >> i represent a very different course. i will make sure that the young people of today have great jobs tomorrow and have a bright and prosperous future. that's the difference between us. >> who is going to put the most points on the board? >> you are! >> not i. governor romney, he is a good debater. i'm just okay.
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>> the president took a break from preparations and got applause when he showed up with pizzas at his las vegas campaign office. it is hard to miss the television ads about question seven in maryland. it is an effort to expand gaming in the state. lawmakers say the expansion would raise revenue for education. but how much of the money will actually go to schools. i spoke with the director of the maryland budget and tax policy institute. it is a nonpartisan organization and he says if voters approve the referendum, there should be close to $200 million that goes into the education trust fund. by the year 2016. >> all of the money will go to the education trust fund and will go to local schools. but the state may then use some of the money it saves because it doesn't have to use tax dollars for that school aid, and use that for health care and public safety, and parks and other good things that we depend on from the state. so it helps the state treasury.
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it will help the budgets. >> right. >> but it is wrong to say that it will increase education aid dollar for dollar. >> so what about job creation? that is another thing that they speak of. the ones who want you to vote in favor of this referendum. head to myfoxdc.com for our entire interview. >> massive automatic federal cuts are set to take effect in three months. one thing set to go is the bush you could pay a hefty price tag if congress doesn't renew them. according to the tax policy center, a typical middle income family would see its taxes go up by about $2,000. a family making between $110,000 and $140,000 a year could see a hike in the $6,000 range. but congress may not let that happen. the new york times reports that senate leaders are working on a three-step plan to avoid these
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automatic cuts. the lawmakers would hammer out in the post election session. well, everybody remembers this. three weeks of terror. 10 people killed. now, 10 years later, the teenager who helped in the 2002 sniper attacks is speaking out. >> lee boyd malvo sits behind prison walls. but he spoke with a local reporter who joins us live via skype after the break. with more on malvo's recollections of the events and how he now refers to himself. we'll be right back. alright let's break it down.
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p. all right, we want to give you a little breaking news now. from metro. we are told that the red line, this affects red line trains, they are now bypassing the dupont circle station due to weather-related problems. that includes an escalator outage. again, this is weather related. riders are being encouraged to use farragut north instead. the headline here, red line
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trains are not stopping at dupont circle at this time. tony? >> allison thank you very much. today marks 10 years since the beginning of the sniper attacks that terrorized the dc area. 10 people were killed and three others hurt during the shooting spree. john allen muhammed and lee boyd malvo eventually captured and convicted of the killings. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo is now 27 years old and serving a life sentence. and in a recent interview, malvo called himself a monster. he spoke with washington post local reporter josh white, taking responsibility for his actions. and seeming to recognize the emorm ty of his brief reign of terror. josh wright is in norway this morning and joins us via skype to talk about his encounters with lee boyd malvo. mr. white, thanks for joining us, sir. >> thank you. >> before we talk about the interview, can you kind of set the stage for me, tell me how this came to be, how you initiated contact and how you
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set this up? >> sure. we -- well, i had been one of the reporters who covered these shootings back in 2002. and then the trial of john allen muhammad in 2003. and as we were thinking about how to cover the 10-year anniversary, we wanted to reach out to a number of people who were involved. victim's families. victims of law enforcement. and lee malvo himself. so i wrote him a letter to the state prison in virginia. he wrote back. i set up a meeting with him in person. at red onion. in their visitor's center. through plexy glass am and then he has made a series of phone calls to me the following day that we record and posted on our web site. >> the interview is quite striking. and even illuminating. a couple of years ago, he gave an interview, rather bizarre circumstances, if you ask me, to william shattner of all people. and in that interview, he made some claims about they had killed many more people, and there were accomplices and all that kind of thing.
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this interview seems very given. what do you think has changed during the last couple of years. >> well, it seemed to me that he was being very straightforward. and forthcoming. you know, i spoke to him, for a total of a little more than three hours. and he really was offering facts and i believe insight into how he feels today. i think the passage of time allowed him really to come to grips with the whole thing. and pull himself from what he considered to be a brain washing situation, with mr. muhammad. he is 27 now. he is an adult. he has had a lot of time to think about what he did. and what happened during those terrifying days. and i think he really had to search himself. and is trying now to explain the best he can of what happened. and why it happened. and where he is today. >> you note in the article that some police officials and others are not surprised that he is saying these things now,
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because, you know, they very much believe he was under the control of john muhammad, and that it takes time for that to dissipate and for you to really come to terms with what has happened. is that how you read this as well? >> well, you know, it is hard to tell what you're walking into, when you set upn interview like this. and i always wanted to talk to him. it was an interview that i felt was important for the context of everything that happened. and i think over time, he has had the ability, not just to grow, but to educate himself. while incarcerated. and to think about this more as an adult than as a child. he was almost 19 years old when the crimes were committed and not much older when he was convicted. he talked about how over time, he was over to pull himself from that youth, and back into more of what he believes himself to be. which is the case of muhammad. i think he has the perspective
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of someone who really is guilty and feels guilty for what he did. and has been able to put that in his own context. and i think, you know, as we recorded, it he has a hard time apologizing because he can't find the right words to say. it is a very difficult thing to apologize to people that you killed. and he tries that. and i think we try to characterize that in the story. but it is a very difficult thing for him to express. >> and so, you know, you're not a psychologist or anything, but you have spent some time with him. and the points you're making are very, very interesting, because it is the same wai read it, he can understand what happened, he can express that, he also says, well, what do i say to these people, because it is hard. what do you say to these people? do you think he is remorseful? >> well, all i can say to that is he says he is remorseful. and i think his words are very straightforward. he described himself as being a monster. a ghoul. someone who stole people's lives.
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and looking back on, it he realizes that he ruined a lot of lives. not just for those he killed, but everyone that those people interacted with. their families. their friends. their neighbors. the community. washington at large. you know, he expresses remorse. whether or not he is actually remorseful is something i imagine for a psychiatrist or really himself. he does speak of remorse. and he was fairly straightforward. and i think one thing to be very clear about here is there are people who believe that this is some effort on his part to get out of prison. make no mistake. in virginia, there is no parole. he is never going to be able to get out. and i think at this point, he has had some distance from it and what he described to me felt to me like a very straightforward accounting of what happened and how he feels. again, he did express remorse. >> josh white is a local reporter with the washington post. the article is a fascinating article. and you know, anyone who went
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through it really should read. it thank you, sir are for spending some time with us this morning and putting it in perspective. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. thanks for having me. >> just fascinating. and to listen to that young man speak, still a young man, at 27, and when he realizes he will be behind bars forever, it is amazing. >> it is a good piece. >> amazing. all right, moving on now, a scare in the sky. when seats come loose on two planes. what the airline thinks happened straight ahead. be prepared to shell out more money on your next trip to a food truck. we will tell you why. >> speaking of food, from the guard ton the table. holly is at one local school that is getting the attention of the first laidy when it comes to healthy eating. holly will show us what is going on, on this rainy tuesday morning and how they're doing it. >> and from michael jackson, to psy, inmates at a prison in the
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mill fenes this might be the -- philippines, this might be the most fun prison in the world. >> dancing prisoners. >> the gangnam style dance in the rain and the inmates put the performances on each month for tourists. what? what are these people in jail for? that's what i want to know. we'll be right back. it is 9:23. they're jamming. that's all i can say. [ male announcer ] we the peopople, the middle clas, who move our country forward, work hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires.
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american airlines says it will inspect several planes after several seats became loose in flight. the first incident happened saturday on a flight from boston to miami. the second on monday when a flight from new york to miami had to return to the airport. no one was injured. the airline says there may be a problem with the particular model of seats fitting into the track used to secure the seats. check your nut butters. a recall over salmonella fears is expanding.
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sunland incorporated added all monday butter, cashew butter, and tahini and other products to the recall list after 30 illnesses were linked to the company's products. salmonella symptoms usually show up within 12 to 72 hours after exposure and most dangerous to children and the elderly and people with weak immune systems. >> allison, lunch got a little more expensive at dc food trucks. the owners had always paid a flat $1,500 tax. but now, the city is implementing the sales tax act. and food trucks are now longer immune. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday. while most customers were not happy about the extra fee, it did not seem to impact the number of people lining up for food. caught on camera. fish bait stolen. and you won't believe how smart the perp is. you don't want to miss this. >> a big star joins the cast of raising hope. for tonight's two big stars for tonight's season premiere. find out who they are, and i will give you a hint at a mom/daughter duo.
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two of the main characters dish on the upcoming season when we come back. 9:27 now.  ah.
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a thief caught on camera stealing fish bait from the coast of africa. you can see the fish when the octopus swarms around the bait and unties the knot. >> smart. >> in about 30 seconds. >> see, if only i had an arm. >> and look closely. he does this while holding a shark at bay. >> he is good. the octopus then swims away. leaves the fish hungry. and the researchers with some cool footage. >> yes. >> scientists have known for years that octopuses are or octopi are quite smart and researchers say they have emotional -- >> are they coming -- >> are they pusses or pi? >> you're asking the wrong to people over here.
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[ laughter ] >> are you making me laugh. >> researchers say an octopus has emotion and individual personalities. >> my only probably with the octopus if i may be honest is as a child, it is really drawn quite differently from how it looks. >> i agree completely. it looks like a big head with eyes on it. >> you almost want to have a stuffed toy of that. but i don't want to have a stuffed toy of how they really look. >> no. >> i know because of the beatles some the octopus's garden they're very smart and the song is based on octopi -- does anyone know? >> nobody knows. >> we don't know. >> mark gardner, do you know? >> which way is it said? >> i don't know. >> they will collect like stones, and colorful stones on the sea bed and make their own little guarden. >> isn't it nice? >> that is on a beatles song? >> yes. >> that's where it comes from. >> the producer is coming. hold on. >> come again? >> is it octopus gardening? >> she sang this song in front
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of people. >> who did? >> spencer, my second grader. that's how much the song lives on is what i'm trying to say. >> octopuses or octopi, both are acceptable, i'm told. >> would you like to go through the names that you thought they were, because that was funny? >> no. because you learn something on the show. >> tucker? >> once again, i have a script i thing. >> it is weather related now. >> and we want to remind you that the rainy weather is causing some significant troue for the end of rush hour. >> that's right. first metro where red line trains are bypassing the dupont circle area because of electrical outage and flooding issues. and on roads, two dozen traffic lights are out in montgomery county rockville pike and nicholson lane. if you approach a dark intersection, treat it as a four way stop. >> times you can get to the light and don't realize it is a
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light. it is dangerous. >> so slow down. >> it is probably weather related. we've had locally very heavy rain moving through. particularly washington points west. and not done yet. a few more waves of rain to the south and west. a rainy day. if you haven't been out yet. definitely bring an umbrella as we're expecting additional rain showers. we start with hd radar. and let me show you locally, just in close what is happening and switch over to this map. thank you. you can see the darker yellows and the oranges. that's indicating pretty good rain rates and we already had a few waves of some pretty heavy rain move through. so we're xpecting additional rain showers through the course of the day today, and again, as we get into the afternoon hours, we will see the showers lighten up but still with us. that is a pretty good little band of rain. crossing 66 now. approaching the disict. once again, heavy rain here, in southwest washington. and then another band off to the south and west and you get the idea, all of it is pushing to the north and east. and let me mention real quick, if you're out in the cal vert county and parts of ann arundel county county, and
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southern maryland, you haven't seen a whole lot but you can see some showers and downpours later as this whole system kind of pushes off to the east. all right, now let's switch maps. let me show you all of the moisture that we're tapping into. it is a warm front that is sliding through at the moment. our temperatures will top out in the mid-70s today. we will have some humidity out there. kind of summery but you can see the cloud cover and the shower activity continues to bubble up there in southern virginia, and into the carolinas and that will stream north during the course of the day. it will not rain all day long but periods of rain showers around. we certainly have those, this morning. and the temperatures, a little milder than they were 24 hours ago. 69 right now in washington. and 70 this morning in annapolis. and in leonardtown. and upper 50s here north and west. frederick is 59 degrees. and all right, it is a warm front. and once the warmer air moves in. it is actually going to be stuck across the mid atlantic for a um cof days so the temperature -- a couple of days sot temperatures tomorrow with sunshine will be back in the 80s. that l-is something to look forward. to that area of low pressure fills in as it pushes into the
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great lakes. this front won't bring cooler weather but after it moves through early tomorrow, we should see plenty of sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. i mentioned warmer temperatures. i think nationals have a day game tomorrow. it should be great conditions for an afternoon game tomorrow. with highs in the low 80s. 76 today. cloudy skies. a few showers and storms likely. happening now as we speak. winds out of the east at 5. there is your ak weather seven- day forecast, the next few day, 83 tomorrow. with some early showers. afternoon sun. an check out thursday, friday, just beautiful. 80 degrees with sunshine. and cooler this weekend. you want the fall weather? hang in there, sun, monday, highs in the 60s. brr. >> allison, that's a look at weather. over to you. >> the hit fox comedy raising hope is starting its third season tonight. and our favorite dysfunctional family kicks off the season with a funeral. we're guessing that things don't go that smoothly. joining us now from los angeles, martha blimpton and garra dellahunt who play to perfection may we add their characters. good morning. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. thank you.
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>> so it is season three. and i know you guys do this kind of, you know, these interviews all the time. but i remember talking to you, garrett, like when the show first started, and you got to be proud of the product. >> i am. i am happy that we're still talking to you a couple years later. >> uh-huh. >> i love this show. i feel like i've been really lucky in my career with the kinds of shows i've gotten to do. maybe i'm only good at auditioning for shows that are really good. [ laughter ] >> i love this job. i love working with martha. and i think you will love the season. >> a great cast already. but now, for the big show tonight, you brought in like the movie talent, the big screen talent. besides yourself, of course. tell us about it. and i mean i can't wait to see it. >> sure. well, melanie griffith plays sabrina's mom. sabrina is the character that is jimmy's girlfriend. played by shannon wood wrrd. and so we're meeting her mother
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because her grandmother played by tippy headrin is dead now. she just died. so we're going to her funeral, and melanie is there, and she and sabrina have kind of a contention relationship. and we, burt and virginia, end up becoming fascinated by the giant mansion of a house. and i think my favorite seen in the episode is the one in the bath room. which i can't tell you what happens. but when you watch, you will know what i mean. >> you will laugh, allison. >> laugh outloud comedy. >> you might even relate. [ laughter ] >> mother-in-law and all that stuff, i don't know what you're talking about. but anyway this is something new and exciting, right? because it was like the secret thing with jimmy, loving sabrina, but she feelings for him, too. might this be a split-off. and moo jimmy and hope and sabrina have their own, you know, they live down the road somewhere and might that change the chemistry of the show? >> there is a possibility of that. you know, it remains to be
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seen. you will have to tune in to find out. but there is definitely -- sabrina's world which is completely different from the chance's world, it is definitely one that we're exploring more of this season. >> did you guys, just an aside, did melanie watch the show? do you know if she was a fan before the show? or was this sort of like a, you know, giving her a script when she came on in. >> i think she knew. she knew about the show for sure. but her husband -- he is a huge greg garcia game. >> okay. >> who is our creator. >> and so i think he may have put in a good word for us. in which case, thank you, antonio. >> all right. gotcha. and talking about you guys being the big names too, and we followed your careers, for years, especially you, ma that, but also color is leechman is on the show. what is new for mama this season. >> big episodes of mama coming up. i think the second and third episodes out of the gate, it is a two-parter where she might be taken from us for a little
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while and we have to i device a and hilarious plan to get ler back involving disguises and skull dug ry and you know, all kinds of things. >> a good work, right? >> skull dug ry. i will have to look that one up. >> no one has used that on a morning interview? >> are you the first. i love it. >> before we let you go, the little -- the sweet little girl who plays hope is now pretty much growing up like right there on the show. what about the personality? what are you seeing come out now? is she a little comedic genius? >> they're twins. >> i'm sorry. >> they're bailey and riley. and they're absolutely enchanting, hilarious, brilliantly smart little girls. >> i don't think they expected to stick with the same girls the whole time. because you never know if they want to be there. or how things will work out. but i think we just can't do without them anymore. >> no, they are definitely the heart of the show.
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>> we love them. >> they get so much love on the set too. >> i can imagine. all right, well we are looking forward to it tonight. the third season of raising hope. thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> okay. >> thank you, allison. that is a funny show. one man's edgy comedy lands him with an invitation to host the oscars. find out who it is. plus, a new role for actress drew barry more. details next in the buzz minute. it is 9:41. [ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class,
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and the baby and we presume daddy are all healthy and happy. >> happy for her. the greatest call ever. that is how seth mcfarland described the moment he was asked to host the oscars. >> the creator of the family guy and american dad has agreed to take on the task for the 85th annual academy awards. the producers say their decision came from the huge success of the mcfarland movie ted which has pulled in more than $420 million worldwide. wow. i didn't know that. >> goodness. nominations will be announced in january. the award show airs in february. he also hosted saturday night live and did a very good job. >> yes. >> all right, the hollywood sign on the santa monica mountain top outside los angeles is getting a facelift. the letters of the famous landmark will be stripped down to sheet metal and workers will give them a new coat of white paint. they stand 45 feet tall and all together 350 feet long. the h to be replaced in 1940 when the sign's caretaker
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destroyed it when he drove off the cliff behind the h, while driving drunk. it is not funny. >> i never heard that story before. >> i just didn't know that was coming in the story. it is not funny. >> did you know that? >> no, but i wish i had before i was reading it. >> we want to update you dupont circle station is now open on the red line. it was restricted due to an escalator outage. again, the dupont circle, the stop there is now open. well, from farm to school. >> holly is take can us to centro nia, where the meals are fresh and healthy and so is the curriculum. >> bless you. >> sorry. >> i try. >> you guys are exactly right. it is indeed reading, and wrighting and nutrition when it comes here to centro nia and dc public, by lingual public charter school. where the lesson plan includes
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eating healthy and it is part of what is called farm to school month and celebrating and seeing the difference it is really making, not only in the young people's lives but in their whole family's lives. we will talk about it live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.  are you ready ? share everything by turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot for up to 8 wifi-enabled devices at no extra charge. like the new droid razr m by motorola only $99.99.
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but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. if you are looking for ways to get kids excited about fruit and veggies you want to hear of this. one dc school is making strides with its campaign to get students as young as prek age on the right track to wellness. >> the school's health and nutrition programs have even attracted the attention of first lady michelle obama. and now, they have attracted the attention of our own holly morris. >> hey, holly. >> well, not sure i'm quite at the white house level. but i am here, to broadcast the wonderful curriculum that they have going on here. you know you're doing something right if the qhows takes -- if
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the white house takes notice, right and the first lady makes a visit. and launched the left's move child care campaign. right here at this particular school, they teach eating healthy to the youngest of students that they. have wanda perez is the principal of dc by lingual public charter school which falls under the centro nia umbrella, good morning to you. >> bueno diaz. >> yes. >> and we think about the fundamentals of the reading and wrighting and arithmetic but you decided that nutrition had to be an equally important subject matter. >> absolutely. it is just as important in the lifelong learning process. we know for our students to have healthy bodies and healthy brains and to be able to achieve their goals in the future, they are going to need to know about nutrition and about exercise and being the best possible person they can be in every area of their life. >> you know, i think that the way to put it best when i was reading about you ya'll was that when you make sure your kids are healthy, you put them
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in the best potential for learning. and in all aspects. >> absolutely. we have also seen the effects of their learning and their healthy nutrition, with our lunch and breakfast program. here inside the classroom, when they're learning all kinds of things. they're able to be more focused. they're not worried about having a hungry stomach. >> i was going to to say, i heard stomach aches went down as the program started. >> absolutely. we really see the effects in all parts of their day. and as i said, they're really able to pay attention to what is most important. and understand why that is also happening. so they can take those healthy habits home. >> and be a healthy family. thank you very much. and thank you most importantly for letting us be here and be a part of the program. >> here is bay, the director and joining us once again. i want to talk about the curriculum specifically in terms of what it is that you teach. what are some of the things that they learn? >> well, they are learning children about food and we're teaching children about a 11- week curriculum and teaching
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children how to choose healthy foods and how to consume more water and how to distinguish between processed and unprocessed foods and we look at the parts of the process. we have activities with the parents. the children stay home and the parents have be to a part. we are very aware and we have to educate not just the children but also the adults. >> well, as they're learning this here in the classroom and picking these healthy foods and making the right selections, we ran down stairs to the basement where your staff was busy at work. take a look at what goes on here at the kitchen at this school. and as you do that, kind of give me an idea of how you go about organizing and planning and making sure that all the meals that you provide are healthy. >> basically, we have the nutritionist and myself, the cook downstairs, they all help to do the menu. and with the menu, we use all whole grain, fresh fruit and vegetables. we don't serve juices here. once a day, fish.
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once a week, fish, i mean italian. and it is a part of all of us. >> what i was reading about the curriculum as well, which obviously you're instituting, putting the meals together, is the food pyramid. which is hard. to try to understand how it works but that is something you teach as well. >> yes, the children learn what is each group of the food pyramid. and it is important for them. and why they needs to eat. it and they need to eat different foods. and i mean from each group, they have to eat something. >> and so with that, you also talk a little bit, you touched on this a little bit, you actually have cooking classes for the parents. >> yes. the need to educate the adults also, to give us the opportunity to start cooking classes with the parents, which we do. and we give them vouchers for the farmer's market. and we teach the parents also to make healthy choice, and how to go and buy local. >> buy local at the farmer's market. which is why the whole farm to school month is all about. which we're celebrating here. and this october. and so i have a feeling that these kids are making good selections, and when they go
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with their parents to the farmer's market, they tell them exactly what to get. >> all right. you guys are the best, healthiest, smartest kids i've seen in a long time. thanks for letting us be here this morning. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to the farm to school national program if you want to find out more. if you want to find out more what is going on in our area, stay tuned. fox 5 morning news is coming back after the break. weeks of this campaign... and more ads. you, in your living room or... what i'd say. losing nearly eight hundred... mired in iraq. nation we are... moving forward again. get folks back to work and... again. that with even bigger... fewer regulations... prosper. on the same trickle-down... in the first place. so what's my plan? manufacturing jobs... exports... that... ship jobs overseas. in half and produce more... clean coal, natural gas... solar, and biofuels. efficiency of cars and trucks. maintain the best workforce... hundred thousand additional... training two million... they need at our community... tuition in half and... americans can afford it. reduce our deficit by... next decade, on top of the... already cut. little more. afghanistan... pay down our debt and... nation-building... right here at home. patriotism, rooted in the... begins with a strong... thriving middle class. read my plan. and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. this message.
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get. this this dog's name is killer. the biker dog. what a cutie. isn't that wonderful? >> he is a cutie pie. you can upload your photos to my fox dc .com to have your pet be chosen as the pet of the day. lots of cute pictures on there. >> your pet would be chosen for pet of the day. >> not you, but your pet. >> not you personally. >> smart dogs and cats out there. >> i know that. >> you might send your own in. >> and this killer drives his
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own motorcycle. >> that's right. >> we have rain showers. umbrella weather for your tuesday. even though there will be breaks from time to time today. there will be showers filling back in this afternoon. with temperatures in the mid- 70s. i don't know how much more time i have so i will leave it at that. >> good, then i can say a special happy anniversary to my parents, the good reverend lafayette seymour and miss lovely bride barbara seymour. >> wonderful, wonderful. >> they are the best parents a girl could ask for. >> do you know how many years? >> 47 years. >> we're inching up to the golden year. >> it will be great. >> they're so low key, they don't want a big party or anything. >> they might get one anyway. >> they're local washingtonians right? >> they're national fans? >> they have some nat-itude baby. >> i have the official nats has as well. the east division champs. >> east division champions. >> yes, national league east. >> and my best memories of going to a baseball game way back in the day with my dad. it is like so, you know, it is all tied

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